38 years since teen found dead in Caledonia field

Tammy Jo Alexander Tammy Jo Alexander

November 10, 2017 06:39 PM

Friday marks 38 years since deputies found the body of Tammy Jo Alexander in a cornfield in Caledonia.

The 16-year-old had been shot and left to die in the field off Route 20. At the time of her death, deputies were unable to identify the teen.

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Years later, in 2015, a new tip allowed deputies to use DNA evidence to make a positive identification of Alexander. As it turned out, Alexander was a Florida teen that had gone missing, but her case was never reported.

Since her identification, law enforcement agencies have made a renewed push to figure out how Alexander ended up in Caledonia and who is responsible for her death.

In a news release Friday evening, Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty said, "The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has not, and never will, give up hope that the killer will be identified and brought to justice."

Deputies are using the anniversary of her death to urge anyone with any information to call deputies at 585-243-7100 or 1-844-LCSO-TIP or make a tip online. 

"We will always fight for justice for this little girl," wrote Sheriff Dougherty. "We continue to ask folks from across the nation to please help in our quest to hold Tammy Jo's killer accountable. Even if you think your tip is minute, please call us with that information; it may be exactly the piece of the puzzle we are missing."


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